CHANDLER, Ariz. (PRWEB) May 30, 2020
Dr. Wendy Wang, Department Chair of Trident at AIU’s (Trident) Information Technology Management and Computer Science programs, will publish the article, “Employee Isolation and Telecommuter Organizational Commitment,” in an upcoming issue of the journal Employee Relations.
Dr. Leslie Albert of San Jose State University and Dr. Qin Sun of California State University, Northridge also served as coauthors on this paper.
As telecommuting, or remote employment, has steadily increased in popularity in recent years, the issue of employee isolation has drawn more attention. This study examined how the telecommuters’ organizational commitment may be linked to psychological and physical isolation.
The results of this study indicate that telecommuters’ psychological isolation negatively impacts their emotional attachment to an organization, while the degree in which telecommuters feel they have to remain at an organization is positively correlated with both psychological and physical isolation.
The study suggests that organizations who wish to maximize the contributions of telecommuters need to address the internal misassumptions about remote workers, cultivate and maintain strong emotional connections with telecommuters, and preserve the benefits of telework.
Dr. Wang is an active researcher. Her coauthored paper “Exploring the Formation of IT Identity: A Technology-Value Fit Model,” was presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in August 2019.
She has published in the proceedings of conferences and journals such as DSI, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems. Her research areas include social media, health care information systems, IT adoption, text abstraction and extraction, ERP implementation, telecommunication, and virtual organizations.
Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Mississippi with a minor in computer science.
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